How do I clean my stinky shoes?
August 25, 2005 2:14 PM Subscribe
Smelly Shoes: I wore my favorite pair of shoes to one of the hottest, most humid 7 weeks of Vermont summer in recorded history this year, and my shoes stink. I've tried spraying them full of Odor-Eaters spray powder (With Zorbitex™!) and leaving them alone for a while, and while they smell fine when left alone, they reek after an hour or so of use. Can I exorcise these shoes, or do I need to dump them? How do you tell if a pair of shoes is OK to wash in a washing machine?
posted by sirion to clothing, beauty, & fashion (19 answers total)
They are a pair of Merrill Vigors. To quote shoebuy.com,
"A multi-sport contender with an evocative oxford look. Full-function design throughout, from double-stitched rand to injection-molded struts for lacing lockdown. Aggressive Glacier™ Sole has centrally deployed malleable wing treads for secure hold on a variety of demanding terrain. Water resistant full grain/pigskin leather uppers, micro injection external heel counter, 4.5mm anatomical footbed, Q-Form™ compression molded EVA footframe, Air Cushion® midsole, Merrell Glacier™ sole/sticky rubber. "
There are a bunch of symbols on the inside of the tongue of the shoe, but I have no idea what they mean. 3 pictures of a shoe outline with arrows in different places (one outline is bold), a box made out of dots, a diamond, and a crazy deformed 6-pointed shape.